In The Desert
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Looking to get away from the heat in the desert? Then visit the Tushar Mountains just east of Beaver, Utah and about 190 miles south of Salt Lake City. Many of the mountains rise to ever 11,000 ft. and some over 12,000 ft. A drive through this mountain range offers great views of high peaks and alpine forests. Fascinating volcanic geology and an abundance of wildlife can be found here. During the spring wildflowers are abundant here also. This road is only open from late spring till late fall.
This trip is in the Fishlake National Forest and includes the Ghost Town of Webster City, Utah in Bullion Canyon. Directions: From Beaver (exit 112) go east on Rt. 153 for about 15 miles till you see the sign for Big John's Flat, turn north on Forest Rt. 123 and then it's about 5 miles to the higher peaks. You can also enter the mountains from Marysvale. Along the way keep looking for wildlife. Turkeys, ground squirrels, chipmunks, deer and Elk, just to name a few. See the video / slidehow below for more. Map below.
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Tushar Mnts. Topography Map
This is a great daytrip for the off-road enthusiast and photographer. One of the most scenic mountain ranges in the West. There are a lot of roads we didn't explore and more mines and old cabins to be found. You won't regret taking this trip into the mountains.